Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale

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Oakspire

Bourbon Barrel Ale

A limited-edition collaboration between New Belgium and Knob Creek, Oakspire is a unique bourbon barrel ale aged with bourbon-steeped oak spirals and char from inside the barrel. Smooth notes of toffee, vanilla and caramel wrap up with a pleasantly warm finish. Oakspire: Where innovation meets tradition.

Visual

Medium amber, heavy sheen that's nearly opaque, moderate light tan foam.

Aroma

Strong bourbon and whiskey, moderate-strong vanilla, moderate caramel and dried fruit, slight chocolate and smoke.

Flavor

Moderate sweetness that gradually fades; slight bitterness in the background towards the finish.

Mouthfeel/Body

Slightly coating and slightly warming.

ABV

9.0%

IBU

20

Yeast

Ale

Calories

265

Hops

Nugget, HBC 472

Malts

Pale, Munich, Caramel 80, Rye, Roasted Barley

Special Processing

Bourbon soaked oak spirals and char from more than 4,000 used Knob Creek bourbon barrels

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